Nintendo Switch Release Date, News & Update: Bethesda Games ‘Skyrim,’ ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout’ Coming To Switch?

By RG Ferrer , Updated Nov 22, 2016 08:32 AM EST
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Nintendo's upcoming new gaming device the Switch has taken the world by storm with its hybrid design and unique features. Latest news hint of a potential Nintendo Switch version for several Bethesda games such as "Skyrim," "Doom" and "Fallout."

When Nintendo unveiled its teaser video for the Switch, it also contained a preview of some of the gaming titles that will be released for the new device. Apart from the upcoming game "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," the clip featured scenes from "Mario," "Splatoon" and more.

Gaming companies have yet to announce its line-up of new titles or ported game versions for the Nintendo Switch. However, several game developers already expressed their support for the Japan-based company's hybrid gaming device. Recently, Bethesda director Todd Howard gushed over the Switch and its features.

In an interview with Glixel, Howard recounted his gaming experience using the Nintendo Switch during the 2016 E3 conference. However, the "Skyrim" director did not divulge other details for the upcoming device although he admitted that it was "one of the best demos" that he saw during the event.

The Bethesda executive also mentioned the game studio's plans to develop future titles for the Switch. He stated, "We're definitely going to be supporting it. It's the first time we've done something on Nintendo. If you don't count the old NES stuff."

Howard's statement led to speculations that future Bethesda games such as "Fallout" and "Doom" may be heading to Nintendo's hybrid home console and handheld device. He even commented on "Skyrim's" potential portability given the Nintendo Switch's unique features. When asked if a gamer can potentially bring "Skyrim" with him wherever he goes, Howard replied, "It's the same game on the TV and on the other screen."

Meanwhile, Bethesda is just one of the gaming companies that expressed their plans to support upcoming games for the new Nintendo Switch. Capcom also made a similar statement during its earlier earnings reports.

It appears that Capcom has started an internal feasibility study for a multi-platform implementation plan that involves the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. However, the gaming company has yet to confirm its planned gaming titles for Nintendo's new device.

Nintendo is set to announce new updates about the Switch on Jan. 12, 2017. Watch the preview trailer for the upcoming console below:

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